Weekend Open Thread: Bracket Busting Edition

Greetings and Salutations People of the Knife…

My family and I survived our trip to Cleveland. My niece is beautiful, and the visit was largely drama free. Calling it a win.

I had Loyola knocking off my Buckeyes in the first game. I was happily wrong. They were 19-11 on the year, and I think I watched 9 of those losses. So they will disappoint me about when I start to think “What if?”

That’s about all of the March Madness memes. They are all just a variation on the same theme. I do love to watch the tournament though. Tennessee looks like they may advance a few rounds, and I have been an Arizona fan since I used to spend my spring breaks in Tucson as a kid.

I was driving back from Cleveland on the Ides of March. So I didn’t get the chance to share that one on the newsfeed.

It is a great place to be from.

There are a plethora of knife shows and hammer ins this weekend, including Blade Show Texas.

Blade Show Texas (formerly ICCE)

NCCA Marlborough Show

ABS Spring Great Smoky Mountain Hammer-In

TrackRock Hammer-In

Pigeon Forge Knife Roadshow

Mark will be at the Pigeon Forge show all weekend. I will probably drop in for a couple of hours on Saturday.

Hope you had a good one.


Not a meme. Just my sandwich last night.

I didn’t have too much trouble this year with the time change. I was already tired from traveling, and just went to bed early.

They might make the change permanent. That’s inconceivable.

(leaves no Princess Bride reference unused.)

I actually despise that movie (Napoleon Dynamite, not Princess Bride). Having lived outside of Idaho Falls for 4 years (on the road to what used to be Ricks College (from his t-shirt) and is now BYU Idaho), that movie is not a comedy. It is a documentary.


If that isn’t bad enough…

Drawing from last week’s comments, Jason K. becomes our second “token holder” in the Cold Steel AD-15.

Usual rules apply for a “2 token” drawing. Up to 5 comments or replies on this post are your entries. If you are drawn once you become a “token holder”. Then a second draw wins the knife.

If you are new to the blog you comments will be held in moderation until I can approve them. After I do, your comments will post at will.

Cause and effect disconnect.

Been there. Done that. It wasn’t great the first time, but the music was better.

At least he didn’t buy the last touchdown football…

This is my favorite meme of the week:

That is all for the topical memes. Here are a few more to get you through the weekend.


This would solve some problems…


Good advice.

This is great…

Butter is better.



I got nothing.

That explains a lot.

Alright. That is about all for tonight. Back to basketball. Go Bucks, Go Vols, and Bear Down Cats.